Case study – cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with ectopic pregnancy and HIV
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was carried out in a 32-year old with ectopic pregnancy and unwitnessed cardiac arrest. She was incidentally found to be HIV positive. Universal precautionary measures were observed during the resuscitation of the patients.
The patient went cardiac arrest from exsanguinations due to ruptures ectopic gestation. The time of cardiac arrest was unknown to the team of Doctors who transported her quickly to the theater. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation tracheal intubation and rapid transfusion of one unit of uncrossed matched “A” positive blood was administered to the patient. Salpingestomy was carried out under general anaesthesia. Her HIV seropositive was discovered in the intensive care unit.